cakes, pastries, cookies, etc.
summary: banana walnut cake with cream cheese icing; variation on Patrushka Cake; origins of the name “Patrushka Cake”; I love the internet! According to some sources, [the cake is] also known as Patrushka cake, which offers more than a hint of Eastern European origins. – Blair K, Slovenian Roots Quest, June 2015 Should I burst […] Continue reading »
summary: recipe for Ciambella Mandorlata (Italian Easter Bread); substitutions – of course there are substitutions; using commercial yeast; how not to plan ahead; attempts to replace the word “so”; information about Bread Baking Babes; …for better than never is late; Never to thrive, were too long a date. Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Ciambella Mandorlata When […] Continue reading »
summary: revision of T’s shortbread; rice flour is the key; taking the lead from a recipe in “Beyond the Great Wall” by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; new fridge magnet; time for more magnetic poetry; We just finished the last of T’s Christmas shortbread. (Waahhh!! Does that mean Christmas is over? ) As always, it […] Continue reading »
One of our friends loves this card – she imagines that she doesn’t like fruitcake. Poor her! She clearly hasn’t tried Mum’s fruitcake! Every year, my sister P sends us cake made from (mostly) Mum’s recipe. We keep the cake until the following Christmas, because aged cake always tastes better.